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Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot

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Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Upaya Zen Center's Dharma Podcast

Joan Halifax | Zen Buddhist Teacher Upaya Abbot

55
Followers
99
Plays
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The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.

Latest Episodes

Carol Moldaw: Poetry Series: Carol Moldaw

In the Upaya Poetry Series, Carol Moldaw reads from recent and older work. In the work, she examines her personal lineage coming from her mother and father, as well as its meeting point with her life now and the natural world she attentively inhabits. It ends with “mindless, heartless ecstasy.”

37 min16 h ago
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Carol Moldaw: Poetry Series: Carol Moldaw

Reggie Hubbard: Joyful Defiance in the Call to Courageous Action – Upaya Election Series (Talk #1)

Reggie Hubbard brings together his background in yoga and politicalactivism to address the relevant issues regarding the national election in November of this year.

48 min3 d ago
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Reggie Hubbard: Joyful Defiance in the Call to Courageous Action – Upaya Election Series (Talk #1)

Shinzan Palma: Mazu’s Heart Sutra – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (7 of 7)

In the last talk of Fall Practice Period SESSHIN, Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma talks about showing up and building the bridge between our practice on the cushion and our practice in the world. He also talks about mantras being an ode to joy and how chanting them embodies the energy and celebratory part of a practice. Lastly, Sensei Shinzan teaches us about the Kozan “Mazu’s Heart Sutra.” For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

50 min6 d ago
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Shinzan Palma: Mazu’s Heart Sutra – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (7 of 7)

Kathie Fischer: The Heart Sutra: There’s No Place Like Home – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (6 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period Sesshin talk, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer talks about the nature and texture of our sensory realms. Sensei Kathie Fischer also looks at the Koan “Zhaozhou and the Monk” and shares the history and story of Xuan Zang. This talk is also our usual Wednesday evening dharma talk. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

43 min1 w ago
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Kathie Fischer: The Heart Sutra: There’s No Place Like Home – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (6 of 7)

Stephen Batchelor: The Ethics of Uncertainty – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (5 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Stephen Batchelor talks about the ethics of uncertainty. He looks at how the silence of Gautama invites us to stay with questions instead of reaching for the comfort answers. He also talks about Gautama’s teachings being beyond the dividing binary of language. Lastly, Stephen Batchelor shares his opinion of the Heart Sutra with us. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

61 min1 w ago
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Stephen Batchelor: The Ethics of Uncertainty – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (5 of 7)

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: The Heart of Patience – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (4 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period Sesshin talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky explores the often overlooked paramita of patience. Kozan reads poetry from Louise Glück, uses teachings from Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,” and talks about Zazen being a practice of patience. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

40 min1 w ago
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Matthew Kozan Palevsky: The Heart of Patience – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (4 of 7)

Monshin Nannette Overley: Embody Profound Serenity – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (3 of 7)

“Samsara is the world confused by our grasping. Without grasping samsara and nirvana are the same.” – Monshin Nannette Overley In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Monshin Nannette Overley leads us in an exploration of nirvana. She looks at the root of nirvana and at different translations of it in the Heart Sutra. Monshin also shares a story of awakened action in a care home. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

39 min1 w ago
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Monshin Nannette Overley: Embody Profound Serenity – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (3 of 7)

Jane Steinberg: Continuous Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (2 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, local Upaya Sangha member Jane Steinberg talks about continuous practice, the circle of the way, the road of our great Buddhist ancestors, and the state of uncertainty in the world. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

38 min1 w ago
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Jane Steinberg: Continuous Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (2 of 7)

Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Heart of Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (1 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter talks about the heart of practice. He focuses on the practice of letting go of concepts and the importance of resetting in practice and in life. Kigaku also tells us about “Mu” the negating particle of the Japanese Heart Sutra. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

29 min1 w ago
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Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Heart of Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (1 of 7)

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Fall Practice Period: The Heart of Freedom

In this Dharma talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky talks about noticing our habit of fear and the different ways fear manifests in our lives. He also looks at the relationship between the fear erected walls of the mind and the three poisons (greed, anger, and delusion). Lastly, Kozan talks about embodied fearlessness being the greatest gift ofprajna paramita. To see video of the teachings, please sign up for our Fall Practice Period by clicking here. This talk is also our usual Wednesday evening dharma talk. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

37 min2 w ago
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Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Fall Practice Period: The Heart of Freedom

Latest Episodes

Carol Moldaw: Poetry Series: Carol Moldaw

In the Upaya Poetry Series, Carol Moldaw reads from recent and older work. In the work, she examines her personal lineage coming from her mother and father, as well as its meeting point with her life now and the natural world she attentively inhabits. It ends with “mindless, heartless ecstasy.”

37 min16 h ago
Comments
Carol Moldaw: Poetry Series: Carol Moldaw

Reggie Hubbard: Joyful Defiance in the Call to Courageous Action – Upaya Election Series (Talk #1)

Reggie Hubbard brings together his background in yoga and politicalactivism to address the relevant issues regarding the national election in November of this year.

48 min3 d ago
Comments
Reggie Hubbard: Joyful Defiance in the Call to Courageous Action – Upaya Election Series (Talk #1)

Shinzan Palma: Mazu’s Heart Sutra – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (7 of 7)

In the last talk of Fall Practice Period SESSHIN, Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma talks about showing up and building the bridge between our practice on the cushion and our practice in the world. He also talks about mantras being an ode to joy and how chanting them embodies the energy and celebratory part of a practice. Lastly, Sensei Shinzan teaches us about the Kozan “Mazu’s Heart Sutra.” For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

50 min6 d ago
Comments
Shinzan Palma: Mazu’s Heart Sutra – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (7 of 7)

Kathie Fischer: The Heart Sutra: There’s No Place Like Home – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (6 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period Sesshin talk, Sensei Sokaku Kathie Fischer talks about the nature and texture of our sensory realms. Sensei Kathie Fischer also looks at the Koan “Zhaozhou and the Monk” and shares the history and story of Xuan Zang. This talk is also our usual Wednesday evening dharma talk. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

43 min1 w ago
Comments
Kathie Fischer: The Heart Sutra: There’s No Place Like Home – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (6 of 7)

Stephen Batchelor: The Ethics of Uncertainty – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (5 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Stephen Batchelor talks about the ethics of uncertainty. He looks at how the silence of Gautama invites us to stay with questions instead of reaching for the comfort answers. He also talks about Gautama’s teachings being beyond the dividing binary of language. Lastly, Stephen Batchelor shares his opinion of the Heart Sutra with us. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

61 min1 w ago
Comments
Stephen Batchelor: The Ethics of Uncertainty – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (5 of 7)

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: The Heart of Patience – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (4 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period Sesshin talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky explores the often overlooked paramita of patience. Kozan reads poetry from Louise Glück, uses teachings from Shantideva’s “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,” and talks about Zazen being a practice of patience. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

40 min1 w ago
Comments
Matthew Kozan Palevsky: The Heart of Patience – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (4 of 7)

Monshin Nannette Overley: Embody Profound Serenity – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (3 of 7)

“Samsara is the world confused by our grasping. Without grasping samsara and nirvana are the same.” – Monshin Nannette Overley In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Monshin Nannette Overley leads us in an exploration of nirvana. She looks at the root of nirvana and at different translations of it in the Heart Sutra. Monshin also shares a story of awakened action in a care home. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

39 min1 w ago
Comments
Monshin Nannette Overley: Embody Profound Serenity – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (3 of 7)

Jane Steinberg: Continuous Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (2 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, local Upaya Sangha member Jane Steinberg talks about continuous practice, the circle of the way, the road of our great Buddhist ancestors, and the state of uncertainty in the world. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

38 min1 w ago
Comments
Jane Steinberg: Continuous Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (2 of 7)

Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Heart of Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (1 of 7)

In this Fall Practice Period SESSHIN talk, Kigaku Noah Rossetter talks about the heart of practice. He focuses on the practice of letting go of concepts and the importance of resetting in practice and in life. Kigaku also tells us about “Mu” the negating particle of the Japanese Heart Sutra. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

29 min1 w ago
Comments
Kigaku Noah Rossetter: The Heart of Practice – Fall Practice Period SESSHIN (1 of 7)

Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Fall Practice Period: The Heart of Freedom

In this Dharma talk, Matthew Kozan Palevsky talks about noticing our habit of fear and the different ways fear manifests in our lives. He also looks at the relationship between the fear erected walls of the mind and the three poisons (greed, anger, and delusion). Lastly, Kozan talks about embodied fearlessness being the greatest gift ofprajna paramita. To see video of the teachings, please sign up for our Fall Practice Period by clicking here. This talk is also our usual Wednesday evening dharma talk. For Series description, please visit Fall Practice Period Opening. To access the entire series, please click on the link below: Upaya Podcast Series: FALL PRACTICE PERIOD 2020: The Heart Sutra

37 min2 w ago
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Matthew Kozan Palevsky: Fall Practice Period: The Heart of Freedom
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